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December 17, 2017

In The News

November 8, 2017

Comments by Ellen Hummel, an instructor in hospice and palliative medicine, were featured in a story about end-of-life issues faced by patients living with chronic heart disease.

The New York Times

November 8, 2017

"An external observer might note that they are paying a huge price for those features, and they are. But it's difficult for someone looking at these contracts from a place of financial stability and wealth to truly understand the experience of financial uncertainty that many people live with," said Brian Zikmund-Fisher, associate professor of health behavior and health education, on the use of rent-to-own contracts by low-income people.

ABC News / NerdWallet

November 7, 2017

Jan Van den Bulck, professor of communication studies and faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research, discussed how television can play a role in astronauts' mental well-being.

Michigan Radio's "Stateside"

November 7, 2017

"The prosecutors don't really want to put all these people in jail because they don't have the time or the resources to do so. The real penalty there is going through the legal process," said Michael Heaney, assistant professor of organizational studies and political science, regarding the nearly 200 Inauguration Day protestors who were arrested and still face trials beginning this month.

USA Today

November 7, 2017

Research by Aditya Pandey, associate professor of neurosurgery and radiology, and colleagues found that surgical patients whose procedure began between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. are 50 percent more likely to develop complications, compared to patients with a surgical start time after 7 a.m. and before 9 p.m.

Reader's Digest

November 6, 2017

Theresa Braunschneider, associate director and coordinator of diversity initiatives at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, was quoted in a story about ways instructors are altering their teaching in a politically divisive climate on college campuses across America.

The New York Times

November 6, 2017

Comments by Sofia Merajver, professor of internal medicine and epidemiology and director of the Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, were featured in an article about the use of a 70-gene test to help guide treatment for some women with early breast cancer.

Reuters Health

November 6, 2017

Research by Andrew Grogan-Kaylor and Shawna Lee, associate professors of social work, suggests that children who receive spankings could have an increased risk of suffering from mental health problems when they get older.

WXYZ-TV (Detroit)

November 3, 2017

June Manning Thomas, professor of urban and regional planning, was quoted in a story about the urban renewal efforts of Detroit Mayor Michael Duggan.

The Washington Post

November 3, 2017

"One of (President Trump's) claims was that he was a great negotiator (and) that has also turned out to be illusory. … He's really a poor negotiator. Even looking forward, I don't think the prospects are very good," said Michael Traugott, professor emeritus of communication studies and political science.

Detroit Free Press

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